A confession, I went back twice in as many days...first trip was my first time, second trip was w/my family and I told them I'd never been there...they didn't need to know I have a potential problem brewing.
Having had a fabulous vacation in NOLA last July, I'd almost given up finding anything similar in San Diego. This will be the first of many visitations and we were all happy. The service is friendly but not overly so, competent and fast. The owners were also friendly, more so with what I thought were the regular customers but still nice.
The restuarant is clean, beautifully decorated and has a lovely patio. Onto the food, the joint is in a business park but makes sense in the way that it serves a loyal crowd during the day but is off the beaten path for evening diners.
The food is very, very good, not like NOLA, but still decent. We had bacon wrapped oysters (4 for $8) tried the Oyster Po'Boy, their version of a Muffletta, catfish and soft shelled crabs in an entree form and in a Po'Boy form. I wasn't a fan of their tartar sauce but tartar sauces are all very personal. Their remoulade sauce was outstanding and had I had that in my softshell crab po'boy instead of their tartar sauce, it would've been killer. I forgot...we also had a plate of gravy french fries which were truly yummy. The fries were crispy, covered in some kind of crack salt and layered with with a thin serving of a delicious brown grav
For dessert we tried both the Bananas Foster Creme Brulee and the flourless chocolate cake, both very, very good. The only misstep were the dry, crumbly jalapeno cornbread muffins which at .75 each wasn't a great loss but it was disappointing.
Overall, it was a lovely place for lunch and we look forward to returning again, especially during the happy hour when all the appietizers are half price.
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